Signed Wisden Cricketers' Almanacks

The following twenty seven lots of Wisden Cricketers' Almanacks are signed to the 'Five Cricketers of the Year' photographic plates by many of the players featured. The signatures were obtained by the vendor in person in the 2000's at various county and Test match grounds through that time. There are 211 signatures of the 'Five Cricketers of the Year' from 1947 to 2016

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Wisden Cricketer's Almanack 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950 and 1951. The 1947, 1948 and 1951 are all original hardback edition, the other two are rebound in brown boards lacking original covers. The 1947 edition signed to the photographic plate by Alec Bedser (Surrey), the 1948 edition unsigned, the 1949 edition signed by Arthur Morris (Australia), the 1950 edition signed by Trevor Bailey (Essex) and Reg Simpson (Nottinghamshire and the 1951 edition signed by Sonny Ramadhin and Everton Weekes (West Indies). The signatures collected by the vendor in person in the 2000's at various county and Test match grounds through that time. A note has been placed in each edition stating where and when the signature was obtained. The books in mixed condition, the 1947 and 1948 in worn condition with faults, wear and damage, only fair, the other three in generally good condition. Qty 5
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £85
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Wisden Cricketer's Almanack 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955 and 1956. Original hardback. The 1952 edition signed to the photographic plate by Bob Appleyard (Yorkshire), the 1953 edition signed by Fred Trueman (Yorkshire) and Tom Graveney (Worcestershire), the 1954 edition signed by Neil Harvey (Australia), the 1955 edition unsigned and the 1956 edition signed by Doug Insole (Essex) and Frank Tyson (Northamptonshire). The signatures collected by the vendor in person in the 2000's at various county and Test match grounds through that time. A note has been placed in each edition stating where and when the signature was obtained. Mixed condition, the first four books in generally good condition, the 1956 edition with soiled and stained boards. Qty 5
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £55
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Wisden Cricketer's Almanack 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960 and 1961. Original hardback. The 1957 edition signed to the photographic plate by Dennis Brookes(Northamptonshire) and Peter Richardson (Worcestershire), the 1958 edition signed by Mickey Stewart (Surrey), the 1959 edition signed by Arthur Milton (Gloucestershire) and John Reid (New Zealand), the 1960 edition signed by four players, Mike Smith (Warwickshire), Ray Illingworth (Yorkshire), Geoff Pullar (Lancashire) and Donald Carr (Derbyshire) and the 1961 edition signed by Raman Subba Row (Northamptonshire) and Ted Dexter (Sussex). The signatures collected by the vendor in person in the 2000's at various county and Test match grounds through that time. A note has been placed in each edition stating where and when the signature was obtained. Mixed condition, the 1959 edition in very good condition, the other four editions with wear, some faults and small damage to spine of one edition. Qty 5
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £50
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Wisden Cricketer's Almanack 1962, 1963 and 1964. Original hardback. The 1962 edition signed to the photographic plate by Alan Davidson and Richie Benaud of Australia, the 1963 edition signed by Phil Sharpe (Yorkshire), Mustaq Mohammad (Pakistan), Fred Titmus and Peter Parfitt (Middlesex) and the 1965 edition signed by four players, Brian Close (Yorkshire), Charlie Griffith, Rohan Kanhai and Garry Sobers of the West Indies. The signatures collected by the vendor in person in the 2000's at various county and Test match grounds through that time. A note has been placed in each edition stating where and when the signature was obtained. Mixed condition, some wear to boards otherwise in generally good condition. Qty 3
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: unsold
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Wisden Cricketer's Almanack 1965, 1966 and 1967. Original hardbacks with replacement dustwrappers. The 1965 edition signed to the photographic plate by Bob Simpson of Australia and Fred Trueman (Yorkshire), the 1966 edition signed by Colin Bland (South Africa) and John Edrich (Surrey) and the 1967 edition signed by Bob Barber (Warwickshire) and John Murray (Middlesex). The signatures collected by the vendor in person in the 2000's at various county and Test match grounds through that time. A note has been placed in each edition stating where and when the signature was obtained. Good condition. Qty 3
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
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Wisden Cricketer's Almanack 1968, 1969 and 1970. Original hardbacks with replacement dustwrappers. The 1968 edition signed to the photographic plate by Jim Parks (Surrey), Ken Higgs (Lancashire and Asif Iqbal (Kent & Pakistan), the 1969 edition signed by Barry Richards (Hampshire), Ossie Wheatley (Glamorgan), David Green (Gloucestershire) and Derek Underwood (Kent) and the 1970 edition signed by Mike Procter (Gloucestershire) and Don Shepherd (Glamorgan). The signatures collected by the vendor in person in the 2000's at various county and Test match grounds through that time. A note has been placed in each edition stating where and when the signature was obtained. Good condition. Qty 3
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
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Wisden Cricketer's Almanack 1971, 1972 and 1973. Original hardbacks with replacement dustwrappers. The 1971 edition signed to the photographic plate by Glen Turner (Worcestershire), Roy Virgin (Somerset), Jack Bond and Clive Lloyd (both, Lancashire), the 1972 edition signed by Zaheer Abbas (Pakistan), Brian Taylor (Essex), Geoff Arnold (Surrey) and Lance Gibbs (Warwickshire & West Indies) and the 1973 edition signed by Jon Snow (Sussex) and Denis Lillee (Australia). The signatures collected by the vendor in person in the 2000's at various county and Test match grounds through that time. A note has been placed in each edition stating where and when the signature was obtained. The 1971 edition is ex-libris, with stamps and labels to inside, protective film to original dustwrapper, all the photographic plates are cleanly detached from this book, otherwise in good condition. Qty 3
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £48
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Wisden Cricketer's Almanack 1974, 1975 and 1976. Original hardbacks with replacement dustwrappers, the 1974 edition has original and replacement dustwrappers. The 1971 edition signed to the photographic plate by Peter Sainsbury (Hampshire) and Keith Fletcher (Essex), the 1973 edition signed by Norman Gifford (Worcestershire), Mike Denness (Kent) and Dennis Amiss (Warwickshire) and the 1976 edition signed by Ian Chappell (Australia), Peter Lee (Lancashire), Bob Woolmer (Kent and David Steel (Northamptonshire). The signatures collected by the vendor in person in the 2000's at various county and Test match grounds through that time. A note has been placed in each edition stating where and when the signature was obtained. Some faults to the boards of the 1976 edition otherwise in good condition. Qty 3
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
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Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1977. Original hardback with replacement dustwrapper. Signed by all five 'Cricketers of the Year' to their photograph plate, I.V.A. Richards, G. Greenidge, M.A. Holding (all West Indies), J.M. Brearley (Middlesex) and R.W. Taylor (Derbys). The signatures collected by the vendor in person in the 2000's at various county and Test match grounds through that time. A note has been placed in each edition stating where and when the signature was obtained. Good condition
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £30
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Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1978. Original hardback with original and replacement dustwrapper. Signed in ink by four of the five 'Cricketers of the Year' to their photograph plate, I.T. Botham (Somerset), R.G.D. Willis (Warwicks), A. Jones (Glamorgan) and M. Hendrick (Derbys). The signatures collected by the vendor in person in the 2000's at various county and Test match grounds through that time. A note has been placed in each edition stating where and when the signature was obtained. Good condition
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £25
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Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1979. Original hardback with original and replacement dustwrapper. Signed in ink by all five 'Cricketers of the Year' to their photograph plate, D.I. Gower (Leics), J.N. Shepherd (West Indies), C. Old (Yorkshire), C.T. Radley (Middlesex) and J.K. Lever (Essex). The signatures collected by the vendor in person in the 2000's at various county and Test match grounds through that time. A note has been placed in each edition stating where and when the signature was obtained. Good condition
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £28
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Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1980. Original hardback with original and replacement dustwrapper. Signed in ink by all five 'Cricketers of the Year' to their photograph plate, D.W. Randall (Notts), J. Garner (West Indies), G.A. Gooch (Essex), B.C. Rose (Somerset) and G.M. Gavaskar (India). The signatures collected by the vendor in person in the 2000's at various county and Test match grounds through that time. A note has been placed in each edition stating where and when the signature was obtained. Good condition
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £28
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Wisden Cricketer's Almanack 1981, 1982 and 1983. Original hardbacks with replacement dustwrappers, the 1982 and 1983 editions also with original dustwrapper. The 1981 edition signed to the photographic plate by Vincent Van Der Bijl (Middlesex) and Allen Lamb (Northamptonshire), the 1982 edition signed by Rodney Marsh (Australia) and the 1983 edition signed by Trevor Jesty (Hampshire), Kapil Dev (India and Northamptonshire), Alvin Kallicharran (West Indies & Warwickshire) and Imran Kahn (Sussex & Pakistan). The signatures collected by the vendor in person in the 2000's at various county and Test match grounds through that time. A note has been placed in each edition stating where and when the signature was obtained. The 1981 edition has some damp staining and in only fair condition otherwise in good condition. Qty 3
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £36
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Wisden Cricketer's Almanack 1984, 1985 and 1986. Original hardbacks with replacement dustwrappers, the 1986 edition also with original dustwrapper. The 1984 edition signed to the photographic plate by Mike Gatting and John Emburey (Middlesex) and Jeremy Coney (New Zealand), the 1985 edition signed by Geoff Humpage (Warwickshire), Jack Simmons (Lancashire) and Sidath Wettimuny (Sri Lanka) and the 1986 edition signed by Richard Ellison (Kent), Neal Radford (Worcestershire) and Tim Robinson (Nottinghamshire). The signatures collected by the vendor in person in the 2000's at various county and Test match grounds through that time. A note has been placed in each edition stating where and when the signature was obtained. Good condition. Qty 3
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £45
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Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1987. Original hardback with original and replacement dustwrapper. Signed in ink by all five 'Cricketers of the Year' to their photograph plate, G.A. Hick (Worcs), J. Childs (Essex), D.B. Vengsarkar (India), C.A. Walsh (West Indies) and J.J. Whitaker (Leics). The signatures collected by the vendor in person in the 2000's at various county and Test match grounds through that time. A note has been placed in each edition stating where and when the signature was obtained. Good condition
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £20
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Wisden Cricketer's Almanack 1988, 1989 and 1990. Original hardbacks with original and replacement dustwrappers. The 1988 edition signed to the photographic plate by Jonathan Agnew (Leicestershire), Neil Foster (Essex) and David Hughes (Lancashire), the 1989 edition signed by Kim Barnett (Derbyshire), Phil Neale (Worcestershire) and Franklyn Stephenson (Nottinghamshire & West Indies) and the 1990 edition signed by Jimmy Cook (Somerset), Robin Smith (Hampshire) and Jack Russell (Gloucestershire). The signatures collected by the vendor in person in the 2000's at various county and Test match grounds through that time. A note has been placed in each edition stating where and when the signature was obtained. Good condition. Qty 3
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £25
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Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1991 and 1992. Original hardbacks with original and replacement dustwrapper. Signed in ink by four of the five 'Cricketers of the Year' to their photograph plate, A.R. Butcher (Glamorgan), D. Haynes (West Indies), M.A. Atherton (Lancs) and M. Azharuddin (India). The 1992 edition signed by four of the five 'Cricketers of the Year' to their photograph plate, A.A. Donald (Warwicks), R.B. Richardson (West Indies), Waqar Younis (Pakistan) and P. De Freitas (Leics) The signatures collected by the vendor in person in the 2000's at various county and Test match grounds through that time. A note has been placed in each edition stating where and when the signature was obtained. Good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £20
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Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1993 and 1994. Original hardbacks with original and replacement dustwrapper. Signed in ink by four of the five 'Cricketers of the Year' to their photograph plate, A.J. Stewart (Surrey), I. Salisbury (Sussex), M. Moxon (Yorkshire) and Nigel Briers (Leicestershire). The 1994 edition signed by three of the five 'Cricketers of the Year' to their photograph plate, D. Boon, S. Warne (both Australia) and S. Watkin (Glamorgan). The signatures collected by the vendor in person in the 2000's at various county and Test match grounds through that time. A note has been placed in each edition stating where and when the signature was obtained. Good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £20
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Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1995 and 1996. Original hardbacks with original dustwrappers. Each edition signed in ink by all five 'Cricketers of the Year' to their photograph plate. The 1995 edition signed by D. Malcolm (Derbyshire), T. Munton (Warwickshire), Brian Lara (West Indies), Keppler Wessells (South Africa) and S. Rhodes (Worcs). The 1996 edition signed by A. De Silva (Sri Lanka), D. Cork (Derbys), A. Kumble (India), D. Reeve (Warwickshire) and Angus Fraser (Middlesex). The signatures collected by the vendor in person in the 2000's at various county and Test match grounds through that time. A note has been placed in each edition stating where and when the signature was obtained. Good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £35
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Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1997 and 1998. Original hardbacks with original dustwrappers. The 1997 edition signed in ink by four of the five 'Cricketers of the Year' to their photograph plate, Mustaq Ahmed (Pakistan), P. Simmons (West Indies), Sachin Tendulkar and S. Jayasuriya (Sri Lanka). The 1998 edition signed by all five 'Cricketers of the Year' to their photograph plate, G. McGrath, Matthew Elliott and S. Law (both Australia), Matthew Maynard (Glamorgan) and Graham Thorpe (Surrey). The signatures collected by the vendor in person in the 2000's at various county and Test match grounds through that time. A note has been placed in each edition stating where and when the signature was obtained. Some wear to dustwrappers, good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £50
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Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1999 and 2001. Original hardbacks with original dustwrappers. The 1999 edition signed in ink by four of the five 'Cricketers of the Year' to their photograph plate, Arjuna Ranatunga (Sri Lanka), Muttiah Muralitharan (Sri Lanka), D. Gough (Yorkshire) and I. Austin (Lancs). The 2001 edition signed by all five 'Cricketers of the Year' to their photograph plate, M. Alleyne (Gloucs), J. Langer, D. Lehmann (both Australia), A. Caddick (Somerset) and M. Bicknell (Surrey). The signatures collected by the vendor in person in the 2000's at various county and Test match grounds through that time. A note has been placed in each edition stating where and when the signature was obtained. Some wear to dustwrappers, good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £20
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Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 2000. Original hardback with original dustwrapper. Signed in ink by all five 'Cricketers of the Year' to their photograph plate, Chris Cairns (New Zealand), Rahul Dravid (India), Lance Klusener (South Africa), Saqlain Mustaq (Pakistan) and Tom Moody (Australia). In addition the book has been signed by the three living 'Cricketers of the Century', Garry Sobers, Shane Warne and Vivian Richards The signatures collected by the vendor in person in the 2000's at various county and Test match grounds through that time. A note has been placed in each edition stating where and when the signature was obtained. Some wear to dustwrappers, good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £40
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Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 2002 and 2003. Original hardbacks with original dustwrappers. Both editions signed by all five 'Cricketers of the Year' to their photograph plate. The 2002 edition signed by Adam Gilchrist, Jason Gillespie Damien Martyn (Australia), V.V.S. Laxman (India) and Andy Flower (Zimbabwe). The 2003 edition signed by Michael Vaughan (Yorkshire) Matthew Hayden (Australia), Adam Hollioake (Surrey), Nasser Husain (Essex) and Shaun Pollock (South Africa). The signatures collected by the vendor in person in the 2000's at various county and Test match grounds through that time. A note has been placed in each edition stating where and when the signature was obtained. Some wear to dustwrappers, good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £28
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Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 2004 and 2005. Original hardbacks with original dustwrappers. The 2004 edition signed in ink by four of the five 'Cricketers of the Year' to their photograph plate, Andrew Flintoff (Lancashire), Ian Harvey (Gloucestershire), Graeme Smith (South Africa and Chris Adams (Sussex). The 2005 edition signed by all five 'Cricketers of the Year' to their photograph plate, Ashley Giles (Warwickshire), Steve Harmison (Durham), Robert Key (Kent), Andrew Strauss (Middlesex) and Marcus Trescothick (Somerset) The signatures collected by the vendor in person in the 2000's at various county and Test match grounds through that time. A note has been placed in each edition stating where and when the signature was obtained. Some wear to dustwrappers, good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £20
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Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 2006, 2007 and 2008. Original hardbacks with original dustwrappers. The 2006 edition signed in ink by three of the five 'Cricketers of the Year' to their photograph plate, Matthew Hoggard (Yorkshire), Simon Jones (Glamorgan) and Kevin Pietersen (Hampshire). The 2007 edition signed by three of the five 'Cricketers of the Year' to their photograph plate, Paul Collingwood (Durham), Monty Panesar (Northamptonshire) and Mark Ramprakash (Middlesex) and the 2008 edition signed by four of the five 'Cricketers of the Year' to their photograph plate, Shivnarine Chanderpaul (West Indies), Ottis Gibson (Durham), Ryan Sidebottom (Nottinghamshire) and Ian Bell (Warwickshire). The signatures collected by the vendor in person in the 2000's at various county and Test match grounds through that time. A note has been placed in each edition stating where and when the signature was obtained. Some wear to dustwrappers, good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £20
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Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 2009, 2010 and 2011. Original hardbacks with original dustwrappers. The 2009 edition signed in ink by three of the five 'Cricketers of the Year' to their photograph plate, Neil McKenzie, Dale Benkenstein (South Africa) and James Anderson (Lancashire), the 2010 edition signed by two of the five 'Cricketers of the Year' to their photograph plate, Graham Onions (Durham) and Matt Prior (Sussex) and the 2011 edition signed by three of the four 'Cricketers of the Year' (only time there has been four, one dropped due to corruption allegations) to their photograph plate, Eoin Morgan (Middlesex), Jonathan Trott (Warwickshire and Chris Read (Nottinghamshire). The signatures collected by the vendor in person in the 2000's at various county and Test match grounds through that time. A note has been placed in each edition stating where and when the signature was obtained. Some wear to dustwrappers, good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £20
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Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016. Original hardbacks with original dustwrappers. The 2012 edition signed in ink by two of the five 'Cricketers of the Year' to their photograph plate, Glen Chapple (Lancashire) and Alan Richardson (Worcestershire), the 2013 edition signed by one of the five 'Cricketers of the Year' to their photograph plate, Nick Compton (Middlesex), the 2014 edition signed by two of the five 'Cricketers of the Year' to their photograph plate, Joe Root (Yorkshire) and Chris Rogers (Australia), the 2015 edition signed by two of the five 'Cricketers of the Year' to their photograph plate, Jeetan Patel (Warwickshire) and Moeen Ali (Worcestershire) and the 2016 edition unsigned. The signatures collected by the vendor in person in the 2000's at various county and Test match grounds through that time. A note has been placed in each edition stating where and when the signature was obtained. Some wear to dustwrappers, good condition
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £20

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